The Nestle Environmental Education Centre served as an interactive and visual base for the course.
Participants: Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Conservation International, Walter Sisulu Education Centre (Mamelodi)/National Botanical Gardens and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement.
Report by Claire Herbst: SustainEd Business Unit Leader
Topics covered: Welcoming, Networking, Introductions to WESSA, Environmental Education, Sustainability and Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.
Exploring various teaching and learning approaches and methods to education.
Participants involved in guided investigations, modelling as an environmental tool, outdoor activities.
Citizen Science and Sensory Explorations - participants exploring the tools of science with Mini-SASS and utilising all senses to make meaning of the surrounding environment.
Participant Evaluation and Feedback
Learners departed the WESSA Environmental Educator’s Course happy and ready to tackle their work placed assignments after a week of interactive learning, exploring ecology in the botanical gardens and building environmental education networks. Gratitude and thanks to all involved, particularly the SANBI team for such a beautiful venue and providing logistical support.
IMpendle Municipality Environmental Practices Training: 14 -16 July 2015
Environmental Practices Skills Programme NQF Level 2. Unit Standard 116064: Recognise and identify the basic functions of the ecological environment (4 Credits). Understanding natural patterns for wise use of resourcesRead more...
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region working with WESSA
Please see below publication from Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region featuring the WESSA Enviro Eds training and material development.
DEVELOP AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING PROGRAMME NQF LEVEL 5: CAPE TOWN
10 City of Cape Town staff, mostly from various reserves and projects, and one WESSA GroenRead more...
LEARNING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
On 22 to 26 June 2015 WESSA presented an Environmental Educators Course to a group of 20Read more...
LGSETA Environmental Skills Programme NQF L2 Verification visit, Thursday 25th June 2015
The verification visit by Ntokozo Lwandle (ETQA Practitioner) from the Local Government SETA (LGSETA) which took place on Thursday, 26th June was most successful. The 8 DUCT River Care workers who attended the first, second and the firstRead more...
Khetha attended an Environmental Ethics Course at Umgeni Valley on 25-29 May 2015
There were interesting discussions and involvement of participants throughout the course. In attending this course my expectations were about understanding human and environment ethics and to know how an environmental educator can work both professionally and ethically.Read more...
The EETDP NQF L5 (121 credits) kicked off last week with module 1: People-Environment Relations (26 Credits) and the Professional Development Module (28 Credits).
The five day contact sessions were mainly facilitated by Claire Herbst and co-facilitated by Londi Msomi and Sabine Clinckemaillie. Candidates explored a history of human-environmental relationships from ancient to current times.Read more...
WESSA Environmental Educator’s Course NQF Level 5 (12 Credits) Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg. 02 to 06 March 2015
Training by WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).Read more...
Accredited and Non-Accredited Training Statistics 2013/2014
As part of the The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa's initiative towards human capacity development in caring for the earth, a total of 1127 candidates were trained throughout South Africa during the period 2013/2014. The number of candidates per course is depicted in the pie chart.Read more...
Environmental Educators NQF L5 (12 Credits) Course at Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve: 10 to 14 November 2014
WESSA SustainEd was again most honoured to roll out another Environmental Educators NQF L5 course from the 10 to 14 November 2014 at Umgeni Valley. For the very first time in the history of WESSA SustainEd all the 16 participants paid forRead more...